Feb 23, 2024
Minimum hours required for degree: 120
Minimum hours required for major: 40-42 credit hours, including 30 credit hours in economics, 3-4 credit hours in statistics, and 7-8 credit hours in mathematics
Admission to major: No requirements other than good academic standing in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Economics majors in a regular B.A. program must complete a total of 40-42 credit hours, including 30 credit hours in economics, 3-4 credit hours in statistics, and 7-8 credit hours in mathematics.
In addition to the core courses for the economics major, with the exception of students in the Honors Program, five economics elective courses amounting to at least 15 credit hours must be completed. These elective courses should be chosen in consultation with a department adviser.
Students must satisfy the capstone requirement by taking one of the following elective courses:
This capstone course will count toward meeting the 15 credit hours of economics electives requirement.
Statistics and Mathematics Requirement
In addition to the economics coursework listed above, students are required to complete one introductory course in statistics from the following list:
Economics Honors Program
Students in the Economics Honors Program must take 30 credit hours of coursework in economics (which consists of 21 hours of core requirements and 9 hours of electives), statistics requirement (3-4 hours), MTH 181 and MTH 182 (8 hours). In addition to the five core courses listed above, the Economics Honors Program also requires ECN 355 and ECN 497 as core courses. The elective requirement is fulfilled by any three additional economics electives which have as a prerequisite at least one course in principles of economics. One of those three electives must be taken from the Capstone list above. For students planning to pursue graduate studies in economics, additional courses in mathematics are recommended.
An honors candidate must have and maintain a 3.3 overall grade-point average and a 3.3 GPA in major-field requirements. Information about the honors program will be provided to all students at the time a major is declared in economics. For further information, contact the Department of Economics.
Honors Program/University Scholars Requirements
The requirements for both University Honors and University Scholars are the same as the Economics Honors Program described above. A University Honors candidate must have and maintain a 3.3 overall grade-point average and a 3.3 GPA in major-field requirements. A University Scholars candidate must have and maintain a 3.25 overall GPA and a 3.25 GPA in major-field requirements.
Capstone Requirement: Students must satisfy the capstone requirement by taking one of the following elective courses: ECN 485, ECN 482, ECN 441, or ECN 450. This capstone course will count toward meeting the 9 credit hours of economics electives requirement
Business Economics Major
The College of Business Administration, in cooperation with the Economics Department, offers a program in business economics which leads to a B.B.A. degree. For further information on the business economics major, see Business Economics Major, B.B.A. in the College of Business Administration.
Accelerated 3 + 3 Degree
The CSU/Cleveland-Marshall College of Law 3+3 program permits a student who has completed three years of undergraduate study to be admitted to the College of Law to begin J.D. studies. The undergraduate degree will be awarded upon successful completion of the first full year of the J.D. curriculum, thus permitting the student to graduate with both an undergraduate and law degrees in six rather than seven years of full-time study (or its equivalent). In effect, the first year of law school completes the fourth year of the undergraduate degree (serving, in effect, as undergraduate elective courses) and serves as the first year of law school. This arrangement saves both time and money for the student.